Desktop Refresh?

I have custom UpdateLinks.btm which moves LNK files to another location but when I view the desktop - the orphan LNK still shows. However it's cleared when I do a right click and select Refresh. I searched the registry for "Arrange Icons" and can't locate that to see what refresh calls. Does anyone know? Or how I can refresh the desktop using TCMD under XP please?
 
May 20, 2008
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Syracuse, NY, USA
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:19:20 -0500, [email protected] <>
wrote:

|I have custom UpdateLinks.btm which moves LNK files to another location but when I view the desktop - the orphan LNK still shows. However it's cleared when I do a right click and select Refresh. I searched the registry for "Arrange Icons" and can't locate that to see what refresh calls. Does anyone know? Or how I can refresh the desktop using TCMD under XP please?

If there were a way to ACTIVATE the desktop window, you could subsequently
"KEYSTACK F5". The ability to specify the desktop window with ACTIVATE should
be an easy enhancement (maybe in the next version).
 
May 20, 2008
9,290
62
Syracuse, NY, USA
I found a REFRESHDT.EXE I had written quite a while ago. If you want to try it, it's here:

ftp://lucky.syr.edu/4plugins/refreshdt.exe

On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:19:20 -0500, [email protected] <>
wrote:

|I have custom UpdateLinks.btm which moves LNK files to another location but when I view the desktop - the orphan LNK still shows. However it's cleared when I do a right click and select Refresh. I searched the registry for "Arrange Icons" and can't locate that to see what refresh calls. Does anyone know? Or how I can refresh the desktop using TCMD under XP please?

If there were a way to ACTIVATE the desktop window, you could subsequently
"KEYSTACK F5". The ability to specify the desktop window with ACTIVATE should
be an easy enhancement (maybe in the next version).
 
I tried [ refreshdt.exe /? ] but nothing was displayed.
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From: vefatica
To: [email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 04:21 PM
Subject: RE: [Support-t-2466] Re: Desktop Refresh?


I found a REFRESHDT.EXE I had written quite a while ago. If you want to try it, it's here:

ftp://lucky.syr.edu/4plugins/refreshdt.exe


Quote:
Originally Posted by vefatica
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:19:20 -0500, [email protected] <>
wrote:

|I have custom UpdateLinks.btm which moves LNK files to another location but when I view the desktop - the orphan LNK still shows. However it's cleared when I do a right click and select Refresh. I searched the registry for "Arrange Icons" and can't locate that to see what refresh calls. Does anyone know? Or how I can refresh the desktop using TCMD under XP please?

If there were a way to ACTIVATE the desktop window, you could subsequently
"KEYSTACK F5". The ability to specify the desktop window with ACTIVATE should
be an easy enhancement (maybe in the next version).
 
May 20, 2008
9,290
62
Syracuse, NY, USA
On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:25:02 -0500, [email protected] <>
wrote:

|I tried [ refreshdt.exe /? ] but nothing was displayed.

It wasn't meant to go public and (though I didn't look at the code) since it's
an optionless single-function utility, I suppose I didn't build any help into
it.